September 24 Sep 24
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday Mon

PhD Lab Coat Ceremony 2018

Thank you to everyone who made it to the PhD Lab Coat ceremony, welcoming the newly arrived PhD students. Each student was identified with his/her department and was coated with a personalized lab coat as a symbol of the start of their research/graduate studies in the biosciences.

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Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge, Berg Hall
291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge, Berg Hall

291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto CA, 94305
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Alumni Speaker

David Bilder, PhD '97

Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

We are honored to have alumnus David Bilder PhD '97 as the guest speaker at this year's PhD Lab Coat Ceremony. 

David is Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology and a Principal Investigator at University of California at Berkeley. He is a professor in the Cell & Developmental Biology division,  an affiliate professor of the Genetics, Genomics & Development division,  and an organizer of the Developmental and Regenerative Biology group. Research in his laboratory focuses on the biology of epithelia, the fundamental cell type of animal species. His research demonstrates a track record of establishing new experimental paradigms in the fly and exploiting them to make high-impact discoveries of general relevance including to human biology and cancer medicine.

David joined the Berkeley faculty in 2002, after completing postdoctoral work with Norbert Perrimon at Harvard Medical School and graduate work with Matthew Scott at Stanford Medical School, where he received his PHD in Developmental Biology in 1997. In 2010, David was awarded the HW Mossman Developmental Biologist Award. He was elected President of the North American Drosphilia Board in 2015 and is the Founder and Chair of the Drosophilia Image Award.